Christopher B. Field

Christopher B. Field is the Perry L. McCarty director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Melvin and Joan Lane professor for interdisciplinary environmental studies at Stanford. His research focuses on climate change, ranging from work on improving climate models, to prospects for renewable energy systems, to community organizations that can minimize the risk of a tragedy of the commons. Field was the founding director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology from 2002–2016. He was co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from 2008–2015, where he led the effort on the IPCC Special Report on “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” (2012) and the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (2014) on Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.